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Anthropology Instructor - Adjunct - Pullman Campus

Spokane Community College
Liberty Park, Washington
Closing date
Jun 10, 2024

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Community Colleges of Spokane (CCS) District Equity Statement

CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience.

Spokane Falls Community College is seeking qualified candidates for consideration for employment as an Anthropology Adjunct Instructor. We seek applicants with a high degree of professionalism, a strong commitment to our students, diversity and global awareness, and the ability to motivate and educate in an engaging manner. The college strives for faculty who are content experts and who are knowledgeable about best practices, innovative strategies, and instructional technologies that support teaching and learning.

We seek applications for an adjunct (part-time) teaching position for the following hybrid (blended) section in the fall quarter:
  • Survey of Anthropology, ANTH& 100, September 20 - December 15: TuTh, 12:05-1:20 pm, in-person lecture, plus 90-minute, asynchronous online instruction.
  • Archaeology, ANTH& 204, September 20 - December 15: TuTh, 1:30-2:45 pm pm, in-person lecture, plus 90-minute, asynchronous online instruction.

Continued openings in anthropology are expected for the spring quarter, April 1 - June 18, 2025. Compensation for one course was $4,514.66 (gross) in 2023-24 and is expected to be slightly higher in 2024-25.

  • Prepare for and instruct college-level courses in Anthropology in face-to-face, hybrid or online formats based on need of the department.
  • Communicate expectations and establish clear grading criteria through appropriate instructional means, to include but not limited to developing course syllabi, handouts, and materials supporting the instructional process; evaluates student progress and provides clear, timely feedback.
  • Provide availability and accessibility to students through a combination of scheduled office hours, e-mail, and other effective means of responsive and timely communication.
  • Provide timely feedback and support to students.
  • Maintain accurate records for course grades.
  • May participate in department and general faculty meetings whenever germane.
  • Maintain professional standards in interactions with the college community.
  • Comply with state and federal law applicable to professional duties and responsibilities; follow established procedures in areas such as printing, turning in grades, bookstore orders, student safety and health issues, and related administrative processes.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required.


  • MA/MS in Anthropology.
  • Prior teaching experience in Anthropology within higher education.
  • Communicating effectively in oral and written English in a classroom and with other professionals.
  • Working/interacting effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and others of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and best interests of students at all times.
  • Acceptance of and willingness to support the role that community colleges serve in higher education, and specifically the mission, values, goals and objectives of the Community Colleges of Spokane.
  • Ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution and the community/technical college system.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success in classes comprised of students with a wide range of abilities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching, learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • An earned doctorate degree in Anthropology from an accredited institution.
  • Two or more academic years of relevant teaching experience in higher education, including online instruction.
  • Demonstrated successful experience working with diverse and underrepresented populations. Experience in participating in faculty groups and collaborating in an academic environment.


This is anadjunct (part-time)position. Compensation will be pro-rated according to the amount of workload assigned. CCS reserves the right to cancel this recruitment without notice. Academic employees are represented by the Association of Higher Education (AHE), which is affiliated with NEA and WEA. Membership is optional.

Person hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of U.S. Citizenship or lawful authorization to work in the United States. This is an absolute condition of employment. An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H1-B visa. In addition, the Community Colleges of Spokane maintains a drug-free work environment and prohibits all smoking in the college buildings and state-owned vehicles. Must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural work and education environment.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.Once an applicant is chosen for a position, they are required to complete and submit a declaration regarding sexual misconduct and investigation per state law.


To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required competencies andsubmit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
  • CCS online application. *
  • Letter of interest
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy *
  • Legible copy of your college transcripts (unofficial transcripts initially accepted; official transcripts must be provided at time of interview)*

NOTE: All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The item(s) marked with an asterisk are required attachments to your application prior to submission.

If you require an accommodation during the application or interview process, please contact HR

Community Colleges of Spokane does not discriminate in its programs, activities and employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, pregnancy related conditions, parental status or families with children, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, honorably discharged veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with disability, genetic information or any other legally protected category.

Direct all inquiries or grievances regarding access and Title IX or ADA to:

Amy McCoy | Chief Compliance Officer

Title IX and ADA Coordinator

Community Colleges of Spokane

2917 W. Whistalks Way, MS 3027

Spokane, WA. 99224-5288


Direct all inquiries regarding equal opportunity compliance and/or grievances to:

Greg Stevens | Chief Strategy and Administration Officer

Community Colleges of Spokane

P.O. Box 6000, MS1004

Spokane, WA. 99217-6000


Native Land Acknowledgement

We are honored to acknowledge that the Community Colleges of Spokane, and our main campuses for Spokane Falls and Spokane Community College, are located on the traditional and sacred homelands of the Spokane Tribe. We also provide services in a region that includes the traditional and sacred homelands of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Kalispel Tribe and Nez Perce Tribe.

We pay our respect to tribal elders both past and present as well as to all Indigenous people today. This land holds their cultural DNA, and we are honored and grateful to be here on their traditional lands. We give thanks to the legacy of the original people and their descendants and pledge to honor their stewardship and values.

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